Tony Squires

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Tony Squires
Occupation Television host; sports reader; radio presenter
Years active 2000–present
Known for The Fat
Seven News
Triple M
Back Page Live

Tony Squires is an Australian media personality of radio and television and published author


He is perhaps best known as the presenter of the comic sport news show The Fat , which ran on ABC television from 2000 to 2003. [1]

The Fat was an Australian sports based talk show television series, broadcast and produced by ABC TV.The series began on 6 March 2000, and ended on 18 November 2003.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's national broadcaster founded in 1929. It is currently principally funded by direct grants from the Australian government, but is expressly independent of government and partisan politics. The ABC plays a leading role in journalistic independence and is fundamental in the history of broadcasting in Australia.



In 2000, Squires began hosting the sports show The Fat , which aired on ABC television. He remained on the show during its entire run, that ended in late 2003, when it was axed. [1] In 2004, he joined the Seven Network to host a revamped, and retitled, sport show 110% Tony Squires, which only lasted one season.

Seven Network Australian broadcast television network

The Seven Network is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network. It is owned by Seven West Media Limited, and is one of five main free-to-air television networks in Australia. Channel Seven head office is based in Sydney.

In 2008, he joined Network Ten to host Big Mouth , a panel show based around reality television show Big Brother . [2] The show also lasted one season, as Big Brother was axed after the 2008 series.

Network Ten Australian television network

Network 10 is an Australian commercial television network. One of five national free-to-air networks, 10's owned-and-operated stations can be found in the state capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, while affiliates extend the network to regional areas of the country. The network is owned by Ten Network Holdings, a subsidiary of CBS Studios International.

<i>Big Brother</i> (Australian TV series) Australian television series

Big Brother was the Australian version of the international Big Brother reality television series. Big Brother was produced from 2001 and ran for eight seasons on Network Ten before the network cancelled it in July 2008 after experiencing audience erosion and controversy. Big Brother returned on 13 August 2012 with a ninth season on the Nine Network with repeats on GO!. The tenth season aired on Nine from 29 July 2013 to 6 November 2013 and the eleventh season ran from 8 September 2014 to 26 November 2014. All eleven previous seasons were produced by Endemol Australia and Endemol Southern Star.

In April 2010, Squires replaced Alex Cullen as weekday sports presenter on Seven News in Sydney. In August 2012, Squires was replaced by Jim Wilson.

Alex Cullen is an Australian journalist.

<i>Seven News</i>

Seven News is the television news service of the Seven Network and, as of 2016, the highest-rating in Australia.

Jim Wilson is an Australian sports journalist and reporter.

Squires has also a fill in presenter for Andrew O'Keefe on Weekend Sunrise as well as Larry Emdur on The Morning Show

Andrew OKeefe Australian television presenter

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In August 2012, he became a reporter on Sunday Night on Seven meaning that he no longer presents the sport on Seven News Sydney , making him the second sports presenter from the Sydney bulletin to become a Sunday Night reporter, after Alex Cullen.

Sunday Night is an Australian news and current affairs program produced and broadcast by the Seven Network. The program airs on Sunday nights at 8:30 pm, and is hosted by Melissa Doyle.

In 2013 he started hosting Back Page Live on Fox Sports, as he currently continues to do alongside journalist Kelli Underwood.


Squires early work in radio involved writing news bulletins for the Sydney radio station 2SM, and SBS Radio station 2EA. [1]

In 2005, Squires and long-time colleague Rebecca Wilson (The Fat, Big Mouth) were hired by new radio station Vega 95.3 Sydney to co-host the drive-time program. [3] In 2007, Squires and Wilson were joined by Mikey Robins, but Wilson's retirement in September 2009 prompted Vega to stand down Squires and Robins a month later. [4]

In 2010, Tony joined Triple M hosting The Grapple on Sunday mornings from 8am alongside Andrew Johns and Mark Geyer. In 2011, Squires was appointed presenter of a new rugby program on Triple M called The Ruck on Sunday mornings from 9am alongside Tim Horan and Matt Burke. He is also a fill in presenter on The Grill Team .


Squires released his book Cracking The Footy Codes: A beginner's guide to AFL, league, union and football in 2009. [5]

Personal life

Squires grew up in Caves Beach, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, where he worked as a journalist for the Newcastle Morning Herald in the early 1980s. [1] In the 1990s he wrote a regular television review column in The Sydney Morning Herald . [6]

Tony married his girlfriend of two years, public relations executive Kate Pascoe, on 28 November 2008. [7] He had separated from his previous wife of twenty years, with whom he had two daughters, in 2006. [8]

Tony is a fan of the St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Swans. [ citation needed ]

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Preceded by
Alex Cullen
Seven News Sydney
Weeknight sport presenter

19 April 2010 – August 2012
Succeeded by
Jim Wilson